Can I replace this weird pad with thermal paste? [Dell D610]

Januszoff

Estimable
Aug 8, 2015
1
0
4,510
0
Hey, as in title, what is this pad, I assume it's for cooling purposes, can I replace it with thermal paste?

I'm just trying to revive this old machine I'm gonna use in my workshop, and it got HOT during normal operation, so I stripped it down, cleaned all the parts out of dust and want to apply new paste.

 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
J Laptop Tech Support 1
bjsmasth Laptop Tech Support 0
M Laptop Tech Support 1
B Laptop Tech Support 0
I Laptop Tech Support 0
M Laptop Tech Support 1
P Laptop Tech Support 0
J Laptop Tech Support 1
D Laptop Tech Support 0
Zaell Laptop Tech Support 3
L Laptop Tech Support 0
M Laptop Tech Support 3
M Laptop Tech Support 1
A Laptop Tech Support 0
D Laptop Tech Support 0
N Laptop Tech Support 0
S Laptop Tech Support 3
S Laptop Tech Support 1
melihiseri Laptop Tech Support 1
N Laptop Tech Support 7

ASK THE COMMUNITY